2014 State Conference


The Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia held its State Conference at Hotel Rottnest on Rottnest Island on Friday 21 November 2014 and Saturday 22 November 2014.

Click here to read the profiles and papers/presentations by: 

  • Fair Work Building & Construction Director - Mr Nigel Hadgkiss ( Profile | Presentation )
  • Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary - Mr  Paddy Crumlin
  • Western Australian Attorney General and Minister for Commerce -The Hon. Michael Mischin MLC ( Profile | Presentation
  • Fair Work Commission Commissioner - Commissioner Danny Cloghan
  • University of Western Australia Business School - Professor Ray Fells ( Profile | Presentation )
  • State Secretary of the AMWU - Mr Steve McCartney
  • State Forensic Mental Health Service Director - Clinical Associate Professor Edward Petch ( Profile | Presentation )
  • Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association - Mr Stedman Ellis ( Profile | Presentation )
  • Melbourne Bar Barrister, former Senior Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission and ex Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Island Administrator - Mr Brian Lacy ( Profile | Presentation | After Dinner Speech)
  • Principal Consultant and Director, Strategic Human Resources - Mr Colin Gibson
  • Manager Employee Relations Consulting Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA) - Ms Jessica Holst ( Profile | Presentation )


CPD Points

The Conference was been approved for a maximum of 5.5 CPD points as follows: 1 CPD Point Competency Area 1 - Legal Skills and Practice, 1 CPD Point Compentency Area 2 - Ethics and 3.5 CPD points in Competency Area 3 - Substantive Law.  



IRSWA would like to thank the following generous Conference Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission


Bronze Sponsors: Curtin University School of Management, University of Western Australia Business School, Murdoch University


In Kind Sponsors: Fair Work Building Construction, Maritime Union of Australia and CSA/CPSU.